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Southport Town Deal FAQs

Below is a series of Frequently Asked Questions relating to the Southport Town Deal.

This page will be regularly updated as the projects related to the Town Deal develop.


The Towns Fund was launched in 2019 to support local economic growth. Towns were invited to bid for grant funding through the Levelling up, Town Deal and Future High Street Funds programmes. Southport was one of 101 Towns who received funding under the Town Deal - £37.5m.

The Southport Town Investment Plan identified 3 three core principles. These are to look at strengthening the visitor economy in Southport, diversifying the local economy, and develop the infrastructure to underpin growth of these two areas. Four key projects that met these priorities were identified:

  • Marine Lake Events Centre (MLEC) and the Water and Light show.
  • Les Transformations de Southport.
  • Enterprise Arcade.
  • Building Better Customer Experience.

Sefton’s bid for funding was project specific. The Department of Levelling Up Homes and Communities (DLUHC) have approved the business cases for these projects and allocated specific funding to them. 

The Southport Town Deal Board, convened by Sefton Council, has been working to develop the investment plan and engage with local residents to ensure the benefits of the Fund reach everyone.

The Board comprises a range of industry leaders from both the public and private sectors, including some of the most prominent and successful businesses and key organisations in Southport.


Last Updated on Thursday, November 9, 2023

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